Ron Put Posted December 18, 2019 Report Share Posted December 18, 2019 (edited) "...in theory, reprogramming epigenetics should work on mice and people at any age, says first author Alejandro Ocampo, adding that even cells from human centenarians could eventually be rejuvenated. He and Belmonte say they think they can improve the efficiency and results of the technique with more research—and that they can undo the epigenetic changes responsible for aging by using easier-to-handle chemicals instead of the Yamanaka factors, hopefully moving toward the possibility of treatment for people. Matt Kaeberlein, a molecular biologist at the University of Washington who studies aging but was not part of the work, says other researchers have found that the Yamanaka factors can rejuvenate cells—so in some ways this study is not surprising. But Kaeberlein says no one else had yet shown that the factors can treat age-related diseases in an animal by making the same changes. “That’s the wow factor,” he explains."https://getpocket.com/explore/item/aging-is-reversible-at-least-in-human-cells-and-live-mice?utm_source=pocket-newtabWhile the above is from 2016, here is how Sinclair is trying to fund (and monetize) it:https://news.harvard.edu/gazette/story/2019/03/anti-aging-research-prime-time-for-an-impact-on-the-globe/Which would be a good thing, if they get results. Edited December 18, 2019 by Ron Put Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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